College of Arts & Sciences News

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 1:54pm

Work in progress:

  • Air handler assembly of unit 1 continues in 3rd floor mechanical room east with Roth and Air Enterprises.
  • Abatement coordination and containment underway in the 3rd floor mechanical room west to prepare to demolish AHU #3 serving the vivarium.
  • AHU #3 planned shutdown on 1/29/16 after 5:15pm.
  • Removed approximately 80% of the curtain wall on the south side.
  • Demolition of exterior stair started on 1/28/2016.
  • Phoenix air valve replacement in the Annex research labs continues per schedule.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 1:10pm

Work in progress:

  • Demolition of south stairs is complete including the foundations.
  • Test pile will be tested on 1/29/16.
  • Steam Condensate receiver in Williams Hall will take place on Saturday with UFM shutdown.
  • Auger Cast pile installation to begin next week and progress south to column line 6 by end of week.
  • Shoring is about 80% complete.  Working on east side.
  • Mass excavation continues on the South end.

Looking a week ahead:

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 1:08pm

Work in progress:

  • Electric rough-in is in progress in rooms 101 and 104. Floor box rough-in is complete.
  • Completing the under-slab plumbing tie-ins in 101 and 104.
  • Electrical raceways are being installed the crawl space.
  • New first floor restroom under-slab sanitary piping is approximately 75% complete.
  • Demolition of the receiving area and machine shop partitions are approximately 75% complete.
  • Temporary wall and door installation will be completed 1/28/16.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 10:55am

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will host “Explore Kent Chemistry Day”, a visitation program for high school juniors and seniors interested in chemistry and biochemistry majors, at Kent State on Saturday, February 6 from 10 am to 2 pm in Room 110, Williams Hall on the Kent Campus.

“Explore Kent Chemistry Day gives an excellent introduction to the chemistry and biochemistry programs at Kent State University,” said Michael Tubergen, Ph.D., chair of Kent State’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 12:11pm

Current Work Progress:

  • Currently abating 3rd floor west mechanical room.
  • Currently coordinating duct tie in from unit 4 to unit 1 & unit 3 tie into unit 2. There will be short supply air outages when sheet metal cross connections occur. Notices will be sent prior to outages.
  • Precision finishing abatement on first floor tile and second floor ceiling tiles during 3rd shift tonight (1/21).
  • Overhead door on east side mechanical room will be installed tomorrow.
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 4:27pm

Anne Jefferson, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, was one of 15 climate change researchers to be named a 2016-17 Public Engagement Fellow of the Leshner Leadership Institute at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 9:57am

Photo of Kent State graduate student in labLiquid crystal elastomers (LCEs), essentially rubbers with liquid crystal properties, can do a number of fascinating things, especially in the fields of optics, photonics, telecommunications and medicine.

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 10:59am

Gina Cortese is an inspiration to everyone she meets.

On her road to graduation at Kent State University, Cortese not only overcame homework, exams and projects, she also overcame two bouts of brain cancer, endless surgeries and paralysis that forced her to relearn how to walk and talk.

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 10:29am

Kent State University and Cleveland Metroparks partnered on study of two Parma neighborhoods near West Creek Reservation

Rain barrels, rain gardens, and bioretention cells are increasingly used as green infrastructure to capture and slow storm water runoff before it gets to nearby urban waterways, where it can cause flooding, erosion and pollution.

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 10:39am

Susan Stryker, Ph.D., one of the leading voices in the field of transgender studies, will present Trans* (In My) Life, as the first Lecture on the Study of Gender and Sexuality at Kent State University. The talk will be in the Kent Student Center Kiva on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.